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Columbia College dean appointed to national military advisory committee

Columbia College's Ramona McAfee, assistant dean of military and federal programs and Adult Higher Education, has been appointed to the 2011-13 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degrees (SOCAD) Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and assistance regarding the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the SOCAD network system. The SOCAD system is a network of colleges and universities that have agreed to accept each other's courses in a particular program of study which allows servicemembers and their families to complete college degrees without losing credit because of frequent changes in duty station.

"I love to help military student achieve their academic pursuits and the SOCAD network is a vital part of that process," McAfee said.

For more than 30 years, Columbia College has been helping military personnel, their family members and Department of Defense civilians earn college degrees while serving the country. One in every four students at Columbia College is in the military or is a military dependent. Eighteen of Columbia College's 35 campuses across the country are on military bases, including one in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Columbia College, a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., educates more than 29,000 students each year and has more than 67,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.